It’s rodent hunting season; Prepare now

It’s getting to be that time of year where mice and rats start making there way indoors in hopes of escaping the long cold winter months inside your home. It may be weeks before you notice them and in some cases you may not see them at all. That is of course until their population reaches a tipping point and then it’s as if they suddenly explode and are in every nook and cranny of the home and you’re wondering just what you could have done to prevent this.

Many homes that I go into have some sort of mouse or rat control product and/or trap somewhere inside. Perhaps an old box of D-con in the attic or a long forgotten glue board in the garage with nothing but spiders and earwigs entombed on them. To many times home owners have a belief that these placements are still as good as the day they put them in. (if they even remember they’re there) Little or no thought is given to the freshness of the bait or if the traps are still effectively placed and attractive. For these folks and the few fortunate ones who haven’t had the need for rodent control perhaps it’s time to think about a little preventative maintenance that could save them from an out of control situation. It may also be time to just let the experts handle it , but that’s completely up to you.

Using the right rodent control products can make all the difference in the world but it’s hard to choose with so many products out there. Spend a moment watching this video to see a quick look at what some of the things are that pros use and helps make them so successful. You might also want to take the time and see just how to implement your new product of choice by checking out my ‘How to trap rats and mice video’ as well. Between the two I’m sure you’ll be better equipped to spend this long cold winter with a few less furry friends infesting your home.

About The Bug Doctor

Jerry Schappert is a certified pest control operator and Associate Certified Entomologist with over two and a half decades of experience from birds to termites and everything in between. He started as a route technician and worked his way up to commercial/national accounts representative. Always learning in his craft he is familiar with rural pest services and big city control techniques. Jerry has owned and operated a successful pest control company since 1993 in Ocala,Florida. While his knowledge and practical application has benefitted his community Jerry wanted to impart his wisdom on a broader scale to help many more. was born from that idea in 2007 and has been well received. It is the goal of this site to inform you with his keen insights and safely guide you through your pest control treatment needs.

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